Hi All, As part of LD2000 version 3.0 and later, we now have the ability to enable features on an a-la-carte basis. This means that if someone who has LD Intro wants to have 8 tracks instead of only 3 tracks, this is possible and easy with LD2000 version 3.10. Below you will see a complete description of the features and associated prices. You can purchase the features on an a-la-carte basis from Pangolin or from your dealer. ------------------------------------------------- LD2000 A-LA-CARTE FEATURE SCHEME AND PRICING TRACKS AND SCANNERS (LD and Showtime) LD Intro allows editing of 3 tracks and LD Basic allows editing of 16 tracks. If you want to purchase additional tracks for either package, the cost is $50 per track. When you reach 16 tracks you can assign tracks to 2 scanners, and when you reach 32 tracks you can assign tracks to up to 20 scanners. ABSTRACT GENERATOR (LD and Showtime) LD Intro comes with one oscillator bank and LD Basic comes with two. Both of these only allow basic waveforms such as sine, triangle, square, etc. If you want to purchase additional oscillator banks, the cost is $100 per oscillator bank, and the cost to access all waveforms and frames is $400. FRAME TYPES (LD) LD Intro allows the creation of point-oriented frames only. If you want to purchase the ability to create vector-oriented frames and raster frames, the cost is $300. COLORS (LD) LD Intro allows for the use of up to 24 colors and LD Basic allows up to 60 colors. If you have LD Intro and you want to have up to 60 colors, the cost is $200 and we also give you the "Paint roller" tool. If you have LDBasic and want an unlimited number of colors including faded line endings, the cost is $600. 3D FRAME CREATION WITH FOUR VIEWS AND Z AXIS DATA (LD) Neither LD Basic nor LD Intro have the capability to create 3D frames. This capability can be purchased for $700. SURFACE MAPPING TOOLS (LD) LD Intro basically has no surface mapping or image warping tools. LDBasic has 2D image warping tools, but no 3D surface mapping tools. If you want to purchase the 2D image warping tools (curves, fisheye lens, spiral, etc.) the cost is $100 and we would include the "Numeric resize-rotate-move" tool as well. If you want to purchase the 3D surface mapping tools (map onto a cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, etc.) the cost is $100. QUICK 3D FRAME CREATION TOOLS (LD) Neither LD Basic nor LD Intro include the Extrude, Spin or Lathe tools to quickly create 3D geometric objects. This capability can be purchased for $300. MICROSCRIBE 3D INPUT (LD) Neither LD Basic nor LD Intro have the capability of supporting the Microscribe 3D input device. This capability can be purchased for $100. EXTRA EFFECTS (Showtime) LD Intro does not include certain perspective and depth cue effects. Nor does it include the MIDI output or AUX output effect. These can be purchased for $100. OUTPUT SHOW AS A SEQUENCE OF ILDA FRAMES AND AVI FILE (Showtime) LD Intro can not output a show as a series of ILDA frames or as an AVI multimedia file. If you want this capability, the cost is $300. TRANSITION SHAPES AND MORPHING (Showtime) LD Intro does not have the ability to accelerate, decelerate, ping pong, etc. Nor does it have the ability to do real-time morphing. These can be purchased for $200. IMAGE MASKING (Showtime) Neither LD Basic nor LD Intro include image masking. This can be purchased for $400.